I'm very pleased to write that I'll be involved in three forthcoming events in Victoria over this month and next. This weekend I'll be participating in two events with Melbourne's fantastic Wheeler Centre, one alongside Jo Case, and the other with musicians Lior and Genevieve Lacey.
I'm also very chuffed to be appearing at Melbourne Writers' Festival in conversation with Bethanie Blanchard on Friday 22 August. MWF, one of Australia's finest literary festivals, promises to be particularly special this year, with guests such as Dave Eggers, Helen Garner, astronaut Chris Hadfield, Sir Salman Rushdie, NoViolet Bulawayo, and Emily Nussbaum appearing. Go along to be challenged, inspired, and to have your world shaken up a little.
GOOD CONVERSATION. GREAT WINE: HANNAH KENT BOOKED OUT
Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, 7:00PM - 10:00PM, Friday 25 July 2014
Hannah Kent’s debut novel Burial Rites has been shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction. Featuring the curious case of Agnes Magnúsdóttir, the last woman to be hanged in Iceland, it was one of the international success stories of 2013. Join her as she recounts how she came to write the story of this misunderstood woman, in conversation with Jo Case.
The Substation, 5:00PM - 6:00PM, Saturday 26 July 2014
Who do our favourite writers listen to? What do the musicians we admire love to read? In the second instalment of Words and Music, debut novelist Hannah Kent, whose book Burial Rites has been an international sensation, is joined by ARIA-award-nominated singer/songwriter Lior, whose first albumAutumn Flow is one of the most successful Australian releases in recent history.
Friday 22 August at Deakin Edge, 4pm-5pm
Hannah Kent discusses her journey from an unpublished author to an internationally acclaimed writer, whose debut novel Burial Rites has been translated into no fewer than 20 languages. In conversation with Bethanie Blanchard.